29 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.29newbury.com/
- Phone: 6175360290
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm (Bar till 1:00am); Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm (Bar till 1:00am)
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: For party of 40 and plus, we can close the dining room.
- Private Party Contact: Debbie Lewis 6175360290
- Entertainment: Flat Screen TV in the bar area
A word from 29 Newbury
29 Newbury is a trendy Cafe and sophisticated restaurant. The inventive, upscale cuisine offers many options at moderate prices. 29 Newbury is definitely a romantic spot for a quiet dinner. Please note that 29 Newbury does not accept reservations for the patio.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
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29 Newbury reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 19, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelQuiet
great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (7)fit for foodies (6)scenic view (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- The food was outstanding.DinnerDined on 5/11/2008The food was outstanding. Would go back for sure for the foodSpecial Features:
- Overall everything was fine,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/11/2008Overall everything was fine, but not great or fabulous. The service was good, although we had to wait a little long to place the orders. The place was clean and nice, but again, not wow. The ham and mashed potatoes were yum, the salmon so-so-kind of ordinary. The roast fingerling potatoes were drowned in sauce-not so good. The french toast was good with generous berries and tons of whipped cream-very nice. The ham special was very well received!! As I said-no complaints, but I would not be rushing back-and I did so want to be a fan.
- I was given a nice privateRickyDVIPDined on 5/10/2008I was given a nice private booth and loved it. The food was very good and the waitress helpful but not overposering. I enjoyed the experience more than I expceted.
- Very basic menu, more suitedOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 5/10/2008Very basic menu, more suited for a bar menu. Service was good and the food we ordered was good, not great. Seems more a bar scene than a restaurant although, weather permitting, outdoor diners may have a different perspective.
- The only thing memorable aboutOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/8/2008The only thing memorable about this restaurant was the Nitrogen Infused Martinis. The entres were fair and the deserts were horrible. The restroom was very dirty (which made you wonder about the kitchen). We were able to eat outdoors, which was also one of the highlights. I probably would not dine at this restaurant again.Special Features:
- This was one of the worstOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/26/2008This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. There were only 2 other tables in the restaurant when we arrived yet it took our waitress over 15 minutes to bring us our drinks. I ordered a pizzeta with figs and arugula and the kitchen tried passing off pears for figs. When I asked the waitress she looked at the pizza and said she didn't know what figs looked like and asked what I wanted her to do. I said we were in a bit of a hurry but would take a burger if it could be sent out quickly (ordered rare). 35 minutes later, she brought the burger, and didn't even bother to apologize for the mistake or the slow service, nor did she offer us a drink while we were waiting. To add insult to injury, she charged us for everything.
- Marginal restaurant. We hadOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/26/2008Marginal restaurant. We had booked an early dinner and they were already out of an entree from the limiter menu. Would not return or suggest.
- Our experience dining at 29OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/23/2008Our experience dining at 29 Newbury was good. Our server was more knowledgeable than 90% of the servers I've met in Boston, both about the restaurants food and wine selection, but it was a true joy to talk about wine pairings with someone who understood what I was talking about and had good input. The food was surprisingly good, and there were several very creative menu items. Thr prices were very reasonable for Boston, and even a bit lower than I had anticipated. I would definitely recommend 29 Newbury to other diners looking for a good night out.Special Features:
- Food was great. Service wasOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/18/2008Food was great. Service was ok. Waitress was nice, but our appetizer came out when the food did. Overall, good restaurant.Special Features:
- we had a party of six - andOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/12/2008we had a party of six - and they sat us in a booth in the back - we couldn't see any of the resteraunt because the booth walls were very high - all we could see was the traffic going in and out of the bathroom -
- Food was better than we expectedOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 4/5/2008Food was better than we expected (except the calamari app). Service was pleasant and attentive. We were with our kids and had never been to the restaurant. On arrival we realized that it was more of an upscale bar scene. Not a big deal because the bar is separated from the dining area. The music was odd, or I should say eclectic - especially for a family with young kids.Special Features:
- The Nicoise salad tasted likeKeepitreal3Dined on 4/3/2008The Nicoise salad tasted like it was made with canned tuna and the lettuce tasted like day-old commercial lettuce from a bag. That would be fine if I would have been dining at McDonalds, but when you go out for an elegant lunch, you expect, well, an elegant lunch.
- Good food, pleasant service.OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 3/23/2008Good food, pleasant service. Especially liked the liquid nitrogen martinis. Waiter let us order off the prix fixe menu as well as the regular one. Choices might have been limited otherwise.Special Features:
- Not being familiar at allOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/23/2008Not being familiar at all with Boston (I live in CT) but only going there to visit with my daughter for Easter, I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and it was a nice way to begin a new family tradition! I'll be back!Special Features:
- The food was really fabulous!BostonKarenDined on 3/23/2008The food was really fabulous! The place is OK, but not particularly pretty or outstanding in decor. The service was OK, but not great. There were extra dishes on our table when we were seated, and the people next to us, who were seated later, were served first. I had to ask for water several times. My tea came with half a glass of hot water and a bag on the side. No extra hot water was provided, and my daughter's coffee wasn't re-filled. The restaurant wasn't crowded, so I'm unsure why the service wasn't tip-top. It wasn't bad, but just not first rate...Special Features:
- Was a great experience onlyOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/21/2008Was a great experience only thing was there was no prices on the Martinis or champagne lists!Special Features:
- I was a little dissappointedLumpyDined on 3/21/2008I was a little dissappointed with 29 Newbury. The bar/ lounge area is small and a little loud. The wines were very overpriced. I had a decent meal as part of restuarant week, but the deserts were a little unimaginative. I give it a C. I will try other places in the area before I go back.
- For restaurant week, we decidedOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/21/2008For restaurant week, we decided to try this place, and I had the duck. It was good, but fatty, went will with mashed sweet potatoes. Back up, for the appetizer, I had the crab cake. It was fried, dried and boring, nothing worth mentioning. I had a mojito martini, with nitrogen, $15, the glass was not full. For dessert I ordered the carmelized bananas with ginger ice cream. The ice cream was good, but the banana was disappointing. They used the same crumb coating as the crab cake. I was not expecting fried bananas with ice cream. Overall the ambiance was nice, the food came out in a snap, but the quality could've been better.
- My friends and i had a greatOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 3/20/2008My friends and i had a great time at dinner during restaurant week. I was happily suprised with the food. It was well prepared and very flavorful.Special Features:
- It was fine. There are betterOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 3/15/2008It was fine. There are better meals to be had for the price, but the location is nice. We had a nice intimate booth which was very nice for a night our with my wife. We would not ruch back.Special Features:
- Pretty expensive for averageOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/20/2007Pretty expensive for average food. Nothing particularly noteworthy.